Anthony Joshua responds to John Fury ripping into son’s promoter Bob Arum over Deontay Wilder trilogy fight in explosive interview

Anthony Joshua has praised John Fury for an interview where he slammed his son’s promoter Bob Arum.

Fury Snr has blamed Arum for the collapse of Joshua vs Fury, which was set to take place on August 14.

Fury Snr is furious with his son’s camp
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Instead, the American Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled Fury was contractually obliged to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time.

Fury Snr took aim at Arum in an explosive interview with BT Sport, saying: “I was told arbitration was not a problem. All of a sudden, it is a problem.

“This arbitration could’ve been squashed in December, but they didn’t squash it. I can rattle on all day. The public knows, they’re not fools. Garbage.

“Both men can get beat. AJ can get beat, and so can Tyson.

“Everybody seems to be doing what Bob Arum says. He’s probably got his intentions right, but it’s all about money and what they can do.

Despite Fury already beating Wilder, the pair will fight for the third and final time
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“All of this benefits the Americans because they never wanted the Saudi fight, did they? Tyson wanted it, I wanted it, and everybody in the world wanted it.”

Joshua responded to Fury Snr’s words by claiming he would like to have a drink with him and ‘talk fighting’.

He said: “I got a lot of time for this interview. Good listen.

“Some massive statements have been made if you listen carefully.

“I would want to sit down with J.F, have a Guinness and talk fighting.”